Synonyms for compassionate
kəmˈpæʃ ə nɪt; -ˌneɪtcom·pas·sion·ate
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Wiktionary2.7 / 3 votes
English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
Human denotes what pertains to mankind, with no suggestion as to its being good or evil; as, the human race; human qualities; we speak of human achievements, virtues, or excellences, human follies, vices, or crimes. Humane denotes what may rightly be expected of mankind at its best in the treatment of sentient beings; a humane enterprise or endeavor is one that is intended to prevent or relieve suffering. The humane man will not needlessly inflict pain upon the meanest thing that lives; a merciful man is disposed to withhold or mitigate the suffering even of the guilty. The compassionate man sympathizes with and desires to relieve actual suffering, while one who is humane would forestall and prevent the suffering which he sees to be possible. Compare MERCY; PITIFUL; PITY.
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Princeton's WordNet4.8 / 4 votes
showing or having compassion
"heard the soft and compassionate voices of women"
feel for, pity, compassionate, condole with, sympathize withverb
share the suffering of
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
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It’s unfortunate, but it’s the reality of life that when the doctor needs to give the patient bad news, the perception of that patient may be that of a less compassionate doctor.
In the South where slavery still exists, the Negroes are less carefully kept apart they sometimes share the labors and the recreations of the whites the whites consent to intermix with them to a certain extent, and although legislation treats them more harshly, the habits of the people are more tolerant and compassionate.
Compassionate people ask for what they need. They say no when they need to, and when they say yes, they mean it. They’re compassionate because their boundaries keep them out of resentment.
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
I'd like to think this is a well-meaning way to make compassionate-use decisions as objective as possible, but my cynical side says it gives the company another way to say no.
Translations for compassionate
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- състрадателен, милостивBulgarian
- compassiuCatalan, Valencian
- henkilökohtainen, myötätuntoinen, säälittäväFinnish
- truacanta, tròcaireach, ath-thruasachScottish Gaelic
- רחום, רחומה, רחמן, רחמניתHebrew
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